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The Boatyard Grill

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525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
+1 607-256-2628
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Lakewood, Ohio
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, we went here on a weeknight and were surprised at how crowded it was! Did not make a reservation or call ahead, so we ended up just sitting at the bar, but I definitely recommend calling ahead if you visit. We had a tasty spinach dip and lobster tails for dinner. Everything was really good, but it... More 

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Thank Lilly S
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16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to take someone for a special occasion. An exceptional lunch or evening meal, very affordable in a unique, scenic location at the south end of Cayuga Lake. Dine while you watch the boats come in and out and if you have a boat, you can float in, dock it, have your lunch or dinner and head... More 

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Thank Randy Jay W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveling to Ithaca on business I found this restaurant and staff both courteous and friendly. I usually travel on my own, but had no problem meeting new friends in this cozy atmosphere. Seafood was great as well.

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Thank Dan D
Mark M, Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

We're happy you found us too, Dan. It was meant to be! Glad to see you made some fast friends during your evening here and enjoyed your meal along the way. Hope we see you again on your next business trip to Ithaca! Cheers, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's very nice for Sunday brunch, they have an affordable brunch menu. I 've tryed 4 of the plates in the menu, all of them very good. I specially recommend eggs Benedict. The burgers are also very good. Regular menu is a bit expensive.

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Thank Pili G
Mark M, Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all your support, Pili! I love hearing fan favorites and I'm thrilled that our brunch menu keeps you coming back for more! We'll keep those eggs Benny coming! Cheers, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service, good food, good ambiance. Downside? A full parking lot on a cold night. It was on the noisy side, and made conversation a bit difficult.

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Thank an0nym0us623
Mark M, Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! I'm happy you enjoyed your evening with us but it's true we can get quite busy and I'm sorry if parking and chatting was a bit difficult. It sounds like everything else from the service to the menu was en pointe so I'm glad the evening was an overall success! Thanks... More 

Youngstown, New York
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in to the Boatyard Grill mid-afternoon for a snack and a drink. We sat on the patio, which was very pleasant with a view of the water. We ordered the Coconut Shrimp and the Tuna Tataki. The shrimp was good; tasty and crispy with a nice sauce. We LOVED the Tuna Tataki! It consisted of perfectly seared tuna,... More 

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Thank Peg4157
Mark M, Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us the other day, Peg. Glad to hear the tuna and shrimp hit the spot! We look forward to seeing you again for another night out on the patio. All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Ithaca, NY
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great as always - great service, friendly atmosphere. You really should get the buffalo hockey egg rolls - best thing ever

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Thank CNYFiremedic
Mark M, Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Appreciate the kind words! We're happy to hear our egg rolls keep you coming back for more. Thanks so much for all your support! Cheers, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The packed parking lot was a good indicator...this place is great! Nice menu offerings and some local wines. Food was delicious and the service was timely without being rushed. Nice outdoor/water view seating.

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Thank April B
Mark M, Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

From the ambiance to the service, I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, April. We appreciate the review and hope to see you again soon for another glass of vino! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Newfield, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our visit to the Boatyard is evidence that, just because a restaurant is trendy, that doesn't necessarily mean it's good. This one is almost always busy and is a local favorite, so I brought visiting family there for dinner. The bourbon cocktail my companion ordered, recommended by the waitress, arrived without bourbon and he had to send it back for... More 

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Mark M, Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I'm sorry to learn you were disappointed on your recent visit. I apologize for the cocktail error and that your salmon was not quite to your liking. I'll be sure to address this with the kitchen team to ensure that only our best dishes leave the kitchen. I appreciate your feedback though, as it's important to know where we can... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was amazing. Service was fantastic. We were long distance family members seeing eachother for the first time in over a year! Also the first team meeting my 10 month old son! The server gave the best silent but efficient service! We were all gabby! The food was amazing! I ordered a small plate and it was the perfect... More 

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Thank Crystal T
Mark M, Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much for sharing your family get together with us, Crystal! I'm happy that we impressed with everything from the menu to the service. We appreciate your support and look forward to your return! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-256-2628
Description
At The Boatyard Grill you can enjoy delicous locally sourced steak and seafood while looking out over the breathtaking waterfront view. All of our food comes in fresh everyday, you won't find a better dining experience in the town. We are happy to host large groups and private events. If you are planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, family gathering, cocktail party, class reunion or a casual BBQ or Clambake, look no further! We will make your special event a waterfront event to remember! Our experienced management team will make planning your event virtually effortless. We have a variety of party offerings that can meet every budget and catering need. Choose from our Waterfront Parties, Holiday Parties and Cocktail Parties and contact our management team today. Join us for live music on our deck every Friday! Visit our website to see the schedule.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?